June 8, 2022 – Driving while distracted is something that all drivers do at some time, and it’s not just about cellphone use. Eating, drinking, talking with passengers, daydreaming, and staring at crash scenes or roadside signs all take the driver’s attention from operating the vehicle.
The Governors Highway Safety Association issued a report last week outlining more than two dozen recommendations to help states address the ongoing problem of distracted driving.
“People both say it’s a major safety concern, but also refuse to look in the mirror and say, maybe I could be part of this problem,” said Adam Snider, GHSA’s director of communications. “The data has been fairly consistent over the past decade in terms of the percentage of crashes impacted by distracted driving…”
GHSA urges local leaders to partner with community-based organizations and survivor advocates to help change the culture around distracted driving.